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Kurdish prisoner Behrouz Alkhani and five others executed in Iran Kurdish prisoner Behrouz Alkhani and five others executed in Iran

The Iranian regime continues executions of prisoners despite all the appeals and objections raised by Amnesty International and many other human rights organizations. Yesterday, Amnesty International... Read more

Tuesday 25 August 2015 Tuesday 25 August 2015

Telegraph: Germany drops EU rules to allow in Syrian refugees: Country has suspended deporting asylum-seekers from Syria under the EU’s controversial Dublin Regulation  Many Syrian refugees... Read more

Monday 24 August 2015 Monday 24 August 2015

ANF: ISIS kidnaps 19 Arab citizens from a village in Kobanê ISIS gangs have kidnapped 19 Arab people from the village of Qulan to the south of Kobanê. According to reports by local sources, gangs affiliated... Read more

Sunday 23 August 2015 Sunday 23 August 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: More than 200 Syrian civilians, half of them children and women, killed in US led coalition airstrikes in the last 11 months SOHR documented the death of 3414 people... Read more

Saturday 22 August 2015 Saturday 22 August 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Barrel bombs dropped on the city of Aleppom while clashes break out in the countryside of Aleppo Aleppo Province: The helicopters dropped a barrel bomb on the neighborhood... Read more

Friday 21 August 2015 Friday 21 August 2015

ANF: Turkish soldiers kill a civilian, injure another at Efrîn border  Turkish soldiers opened fire on Rojava residents who attempted the cross the border from Dêrsiwanê village in Efrîn’s... Read more

Thursday 20 August 2015 Thursday 20 August 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: About 36000 civilians killed and wounded while dozens of thousands displaced in 10 months of intense aerial bombardment by the regime air force SOHR documented 33376 airstrikes... Read more

Wednesday 19 August 2015 Wednesday 19 August 2015

Syrian refugees arrive on a dinghy at the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey to Greece, August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis ANF: Casualties reported in blast... Read more

Tuesday 18 August 2015 Tuesday 18 August 2015

Every day … more bombs dropping and killing people, one group killing another in various parts of Syria. Reuters: EU migrant arrivals pass record 100,000 in July – border agency BRUSSELS –... Read more

Monday 17 August 2015 Monday 17 August 2015

ANF: ISIS Emir captured by YPG: Turkey satisfies all of our needs ISIS Emir Yasin Ebdileziz Egumi was captured by YPG forces during the ISIS attack on Kobanê on June 25, and said that all critically... Read more

Sunday 16 August 2015 Sunday 16 August 2015

People inspect a site hit by what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on a marketplace in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria August 16, 2015.... Read more

Saturday 15 August 2015 Saturday 15 August 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Ongoing clashes in the village of Tlalin in the northern countryside of Aleppo Aleppo Province: violent clashes are still taking place between the rebel and Islamic... Read more

Friday 14 August 2015 Friday 14 August 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: 148 killed yesterday 13/08/2015 the dead : 38 civilians, 20 rebels, 15 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 22 Regular forces, 19 NDF, 12 unknown rebels,2 non-Syrian militants... Read more

Thursday 13 August 2015 Thursday 13 August 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Explosion takes place in the southern outskirts of the city of al- Hasakah Al- Hasakah Province: A loud explosion heard after midnight in the south of the city... Read more

Wednesday 12 August 2015 Wednesday 12 August 2015

ANF: ‘UN should act for the bodies of the martyrs held at the border’ As the Turkish state continues denying permission for the entry of 20 fallen YPG/YPJ fighters’ bodies into their... Read more

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Sunday 9 August 2015 Sunday 9 August 2015

Images from Recman Xerbi village liberated by YPG/YPJ  ANF has obtained images from the village of Recban Xerbi to the south east of Hesekê which was liberated by combatants of the YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s... Read more

Thursday 6 August 2015 Thursday 6 August 2015

ANF: Kurdish people bid farewell to their children  The 13 YPG/YPJ fighters who lost their lives in clashes with ISIS gangs in Rojava and whose bodies were handed over to their families after being... Read more

Vigil for Kobane 31 July 2015, London Vigil for Kobane 31 July 2015, London

An evening vigil will be held for the 300+ innocent civilians massacred by disguised ISIS fighters last month, Thursday 25th June to be exact. It will also be a vigil for the hundreds of thousands who... Read more

In Solidarity with Kurdish People In Solidarity with Kurdish People

Jordan Matson, Macer Gifford and Jac Holmes will be coming to Nottingham, on Wednesday the 29th July 2015. They are international volunteers for the Peoples Protection Units(YPG), the Kurdish group who... Read more

Wednesday 22 July 2015 Wednesday 22 July 2015

ANF: Turkey and Kurdistan stand up for revolutionary martyrs Suruç Massacre protests continue across Turkey and Kurdistan. Protestors emphasize the collaboration between AKP and ISIS, and bring the state... Read more

Monday 6 July 2015 Monday 6 July 2015

ANF: Second phase begins in rebuilding of Kobanê Kobanê Rebuilding Coordination Member Abdurrahman Hemo stated that works for the reconstruction were continuing and that the basic needs of the city... Read more

Turkey: Kurdish HDP has 80 seats in Parliament Turkey: Kurdish HDP has 80 seats in Parliament

from Jiyar Gol ANF: HDP achieves 13.1 % of votes, 6 million voters, 80 deputies Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has demolished the 10 percent election threshold in Turkey and North Kurdistan, getting... Read more

Nudem Durak in prison for 10 years for singing songs in Kurdish Nudem Durak in prison for 10 years for singing songs in Kurdish

Al Jazeera has published a video about the Kurdish singer Nûdem Durak. The singer’s future is uncertain, because the Turkish government allegedly has convicted her to 10.5 years imprisonment for “promoting... Read more

Free Silhan Ozcelik Free Silhan Ozcelik

Güney Yildiz @guneyyildiz Court refused bail request for Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik. And the case adjourned until September … History: Press Release from Roj Women’s Association, Kurdish Youth... Read more

Free Shilan Ozcelik Free Shilan Ozcelik

Press Release from Roj Women’s Association, Kurdish Youth Assembly, Kurdish People’s Assembly, CAMPACC, Peace in Kurdistan Campaign, Kurdistan National Congress (KNK), MAFDAD (Kurdish Lawyers... Read more

Friday 27 March 2015 Friday 27 March 2015

ANF: CLRA passes resolution for Kobanê  The Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the European Council (CLRA) has issued a declaration demanding that all the means and needs be... Read more

Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK

Latest information 12.50pm Thursday 19 March 2015: Dear friends, The body of martyred Kamal (Kosta) is arriving in Manchester on Friday 20 March at 10:15 am. The body would be received and controlled... Read more

Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor

In memory of: Konstandinos Erik Scurfield – by his sister Georgianna Scurfield:   https://www.justgiving.com/KostasOliveTree Story: Kosta died fighting for every human being’s right... Read more

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation... Read more

Wednesday 11 March 2015 Wednesday 11 March 2015

ANF: 2,700 people returned to Kobanê today It has been reported that 2700 people from Kobanê have returned to their hometown today after crossing from the Mür?itp?nar border gate. Thousands of people... Read more

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Reports

Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda

Posted October 4, 2014 Update: The White House on Saturday said Vice President Joe Biden “apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL (IS, ISIS) or other violent extremists in Syria.”  The operative word here is “intentionally” – please... [Read more of this review]

The Project of a Democratic Syria The Project of a Democratic Syria

 Tev-Dem (Tevgera Civaka Demokratîk /Movement for a Democratic Society, Rojava/Northern Syria) Qamishlo, February 16, 2015 Syria has entered a state of chaos, in which violence and counter violence, backed by power centers that benefit from it, prevail. Its scenarios surpass the potential of people to understand, let alone challenge. If current... [Read more of this review]

Monday 16 March 2015 Monday 16 March 2015

Remembering that the chemical gasses that killed 5.000 Kurdish people in Halabja on 16 March 1988 were sold to the Iraqi Government for profit that went into someone’s pocket. Thinking about the Kurdish loss today, and the global economy that is fuelled by arms sales between individuals and Governments. Thinking of the money involved in Syria,... [Read more of this review]

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation and the financial assistance they’re giving us for this. I’d also like to thank the people from the Kurdish region of Iraq and particularly... [Read more of this review]

FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014 FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014

Syria – Country of Concern: published 12 March 2015. [This section covers human rights relating to Syria only. For human rights concerns relating to ISIL, see “Case Study: ISIL” on page 55.] The conflict in Syria worsened in 2014. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 76,000 were killed, taking the overall total since the... [Read more of this review]

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ [full report here: EN Kobane Report] February, 2015 A CALL FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF KOBANÊ CANTON To International Aid Bodies to Rebuild and Normalise Life in the Canton of Kobanê After months of fighting, our brave YPG and YPJ units have successfully driven out all ISIS terrorists from our democratic... [Read more of this review]

HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks

Government Defying UN Resolution FEBRUARY 24, 2015: (New York) – The Syrian government has carried out hundreds of new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people. Human Rights... [Read more of this review]

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution October 8, 2014 by rojwomen.com Source: Huffington Post, by Houzan Mahmoud The role of women in war, peace and revolution has long been portrayed in manifold, often contradictory ways. Images of women as victims, pacifist peace makers, protestors, and home makers have dominated literature. Opposed... [Read more of this review]

New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing. New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing.

The local government of an autonomous Kurdish area in Syria has granted women equal rights to men. The move came as dozens of Kurdish women and girls are taking arms to combat the insurgence of terror group Islamic State (Isis), who have seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq since its uprising erupted in July. IS has imposed its own rules and version... [Read more of this review]

Rebuilding Kobane Rebuilding Kobane

After 134 days of fierce fighting, Kurdish forces managed to take control of Kobane city centre. The news about the liberation of the city circulated all over social media, especially on Twitter, on Monday. The official announcement of the city’s liberation was made on Tuesday, with a ceremony attended by both military and civilian officials. The... [Read more of this review]

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